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5 myths about Jeb Bush

5 myths about Jeb Bush

The nation has the chance to vote for another Bush now that Jeb has declared his candidacy for president. Though his last name is one of the most famous in the country, much of the conventional wisdom about Bush is wrong, starting with his first name. (It’s not actually Jeb.) Here are five other myths about the third child of George and Barbara. 1. Jeb Bush is a moderate. “Republican vanilla” was how Henry Olsen put it in National Review. Others have described Bush’s “‘very conservative’ problem” (National Journal), the right’s “wary” response to his candidacy (The Boston Globe), and similarities between him and Hillary...